This afternoon I spent about two hours moseying around lower Strawberry Creek, upstream from the bridge crossing on Highway 74. I did not go far, nor did I intend to. The route up the creek from the highway is no less daunting than the route down from the grotto.
For anyone who has been wishing for those cold crisp days of winter, your wish came true.
Share/Bookmark 65 years ago – 1948 Idyllwild was deciding if it should join the Hemet School District. 60 years ago – 1953 Martin Aguirre was in charge of the Lions Club project to raise funds for recreation equipment at Town Hall. Plans called for developing a playground adjacent to the building. 55 years ago – […]
The best news this week is that two Dachshunds who were lost in the winter storms came home. Sadie and Rutledge miraculously found their way out of the snow and ice to wander to a porch to ask for help. Paws up to you both for being such troopers. Also reunited was Buddy, the pit bull. And great breaking news: Rachel, the black female puppy has been adopted into a forever home. That leaves three puppies available. Get your applications in now.
Share/BookmarkOne of the most important parts of your hiking system is navigation. Staying found is very high on the list of priorities when you are out backpacking. Finding lost hikers is the main reason that the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit stays so busy. Of course a lot of RMRU callouts could be avoided if people […]
Share/BookmarkAfter months of wrangling, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on Jan. 1, 2013, ending months of “Y2K” style handwringing by the media. The law extends many of the Bush tax cuts for most taxpayers. This article will touch on some of the most important provisions, which apply for tax years 2013 […]
Share/Bookmark65 years ago – 1948 At the Idyllwild Dairy, Liz, a 7-year-old Guernsey, hit a maximum yield of 11 gallons of milk per day. 60 years ago – 1953 A single-engine Navy Sky Raider crashed into the mountain, killing its pilot. The plane was one of four flying a routine night flight. It became separated […]
Share/BookmarkCan you say “adopted”? Snowball, our bichon can. She’s on her way to a forever, loving home with a bichon-mix friend. Snowball, you will never find yourself abandoned in the snow again. Paws up. Momma Sandy says “my momma days are done.” Her four puppies are weaned, almost paper-trained, and she has taught them puppy […]
Share/BookmarkMost of us have had the experience of dining next to someone with atrocious table manners, such as befitting a Neanderthal. All right, maybe not in your circles. About a year ago, I was having lunch with a friend in Old Town San Diego. I looked up and he had a horrified look on his […]
Share/BookmarkOn the last few rescues, a very distinct chill has been in the air. I’ve learned through hard experience that the essence of staying safely warm in the winter wilderness is having proper clothing layers and knowing how to use them effectively. Here’s some info to help keep you toasty while hiking this winter. Why […]